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Re: franz distribution
- To: CARR@UTAH-20
- Subject: Re: franz distribution
- Date: Thu, 28 Jan 83 16:34:33 GMT
- Cc: UCBVAX.franz-friends@Berkeley
- In-reply-to: Your message of 28 Jan 1983 0912-MST
- Original-date: 28-Jan-83 08:34:33-PST (Fri)
Here is our current distribution policy. This differs a bit from
the one sent out a month ago [in particular, we now have anonymous ftp]
-[Fri Jan 28 08:31:45 1983 by jkf]-
Franz Lisp Distribution
This note describes our distribution policy for Franz Lisp.
What is being distributed:
We distribute only source code in order to keep the distribution
small and relatively Unix independent. Makefiles are provided to
build the entire lisp system from source, even if you don't have
a version of lisp running already. This process takes about 3 cpu
hours on a Vax 780. [This version for the Vax only, a 68000 version
is being worked on. Contact ucbkim.sklower@berkeley or
The following source is provided:
cross reference program (lxref),
and other utility programs:
trace, step, debug, cmu library functions, (and other minor ones),
and these packages from the MIT lisp library:
[These programs are provided as a convenience to those who can't
access the arpanet and copy them. There is no documentation for
them in the Franz Lisp manual. The best source of documentation
is the Lisp Machine manual (available from MIT, Symbolics
Regarding Flavors: there are two implementations of flavors for
Franz Lisp, one from MIT (contact person Richard Zippel (rz@mit-mc))
and one from the University of Maryland (contact person
Liz Allen (liz.umcp-cs@udel-relay)). Neither implementation is
exactly like flavors on the Lisp Machine (due to differences between
Lisp Machine lisp and Franz Lisp), and the implementations differ
from each other. The MIT version cannot be distributed by
us (yet) due to licensing problems. If you have a Lisp Machine
Source license from Symbolics, you should be able to get a copy
For a Tech Report on Maryland flavors, write to Liz Allen.
What is the form of the distribution:
The files are packaged in a giant (2.1Mbyte) shell script. Running this
shell script through 'sh' will result in a directory tree. A ReadMe file
in the current directory will contain instructions on building the lisp
system. The shell script is broken into a number of smaller files.
The current distribution looks like:
489 -rw-r--r-- 1 jkf 500003 Jan 26 11:33 opus38.50.aa
489 -rw-r--r-- 1 jkf 500002 Jan 26 11:35 opus38.50.ab
489 -rw-r--r-- 1 jkf 500047 Jan 26 11:37 opus38.50.ac
489 -rw-r--r-- 1 jkf 500007 Jan 26 11:38 opus38.50.ad
133 -rw-r--r-- 1 jkf 136038 Jan 26 11:39 opus38.50.ae
The '38.50' means Opus 38, minor version 50. These numbers may be different
by the time you get your distribution. In order to extract the lisp
files from this shell script, you need only type:
cat * | sh
To get a copy of the distribution:
The distribution may be obtained either using FTP from an arpanet site,
or on a magnetic tape through the U.S Mail.
The files are stored on the arpanet host 'ucb-vax' [ if you have an out
of date host table, it may be called 'ucb-monet' or 'ucb-ingres'. Its
internet number is 10.2.0.78].
You can login as 'anonymous'. Use your name as the password.
The files are in the subdirectory pub/lisp.
For those who have accounts on ucb-vax, the full path is ~ftp/pub/lisp.
In order to get a copy of the distribution mailed to you, send a check to
cover our tape copying and mailing costs (fees are listed below). We will
purchase the mag tape and you are free to keep it. Please do NOT
send us a tape.
$50 - distribution tape mailed 3rd class
add $10 - a copy of the Lisp Manual (we will only
send one copy, you are free to photocopy it)
add $7 - send tape via 1st class mail.
$15 - for just a copy of the Lisp Manual
The address to send checks to is
EECS/Computer Science Division
524 Evans Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720
All checks should be made out to "Regents, University of California."
We require pre-payment. We will not invoice or process purchase orders.
This distribution works on the latest versions of Unix running at
Berkeley (4.1a). We can't guarantee that it will work on older
versions (although, if you are running 4.1, it is almost certain
that it will work, but we have not verified it).
VMS users who are using a typical Unix compatibility package will
probably not be able to build a lisp from this distribution unless they
know a great deal about VMS and their compatibility package.
At least one package (Eunice) supports Franz at this time.
If you get a copy of the distribution, you are free to give it to
other people. We appreciate being informed of new sites so they
can be put on a mailing list (electronic and conventional). This
list is used to announce new releases. To be put on this list,
send U.S. Mail to Keith Sklower (address above) or to
franz-friends-request@berkeley or ucbvax!franz-friends-request